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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] using autosomal data to find relatives
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:56:21 -0600
----- Original Message -----
FTDNA markers could be
>> >for paternity tests, and sometimes for sibling tests, but they really
>> >can't be
>> >used for anything more distant than that.
>> Over 5 dozen STRs are readily available from FTDNA.
>> They have probably given us so far the most in-detail classification of
>> ancient clade memberships going back thousands of years. Until more
>> comprehensive snp coverage from the y comes along, this situation will
>> probably continue for some time.
>> So I'm not clear what you meant by your last sentence last phrase.
> The thread is about autosomal STRs.
> Ann Turner
Yes, that was clear. But my question was about your off hand comment about
the use of FTDNA STR markers.
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